5/28/15 O&A Gospel Sunday: Vickie Winans



Vickie Winans’ solo album, Be Encouraged was released in 1987 and became a major gospel hit. The LP included a cover of Dottie Rambo’s, We Shall Behold Him. Be Encouraged netted a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, a Stellar Award for Album of the Year, and an Excellence Award for Best Female Contemporary Artist.

We Shall Behold Him


Winans ran across a James Cleveland classic tune from the 1960s called Long As I Got King Jesus. She used it as the lead single and megahit for a traditionally-styled album in 1997 titled Live In Detroit. Recorded live at Bishop Andrew Merrit’s Straight Gate Church. 

Long As I Got King Jesus


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